Season 3 Episode 22

The Day We Died

Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 06, 2011 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Peter: No matter who is at fault, you are my dad.

    • Walter: I didn't realize how much I miss swivel chairs. I also missed swiveling.

    • Walter: Our destiny was set the day we triggered the machine. I didn't understand it until it was too late that our two worlds were inextricably linked. Without one, the other simply cannot exist. When their world was destroyed, that was the day we sealed our fate. For all intents and purposes... that was the day we died.

    • Olivia: Amanda from across the street gave it to us. That's you and me and the little baby that we're going to have, that she is planning on babysitting.
      Peter: Ohh. Well, I think we should get started on that right away.
      Olivia: You really going to use a drawing from a little girl to get lucky?
      Peter: It sounds so dirty when you say it like that.

    • Secretary Bishop: Do you know what it's like... to wake up and just for a moment think that everything is as it was? And realize it's not. That the nightmare you had was real. Soon everyone here will experience loss the way that all those over there did. Air, water, light, even. But you, you will experience loss the way I did.
      Peter: What does that mean?
      Secretary Bishop: You destroyed my universe, Son, and I'm going to destroy yours. And not all at once.

    • Walter: I'm so sorry, Ella. I understand... words can't come close to mitigating your loss. Truly, if I could go back and change things, I would. I would give anything to go back and make different choices.
      Ella: But you can't. There aren't any happy endings nowadays, are there?
      Walter: No, I suppose not.
      Ella: I remember the cow that stayed over there. She had kind eyes.
      Walter: She did, didn't she? My Gene. I miss her.

    • Secretary Bishop: You shattered my universe. Do you have any idea how many deaths you've caused?
      Walter: That was an accident. What you have tried to do, you have done on purpose!
      Olivia: Whatever you've both done, we're here now. So maybe it's time to start to fix it.

    • December: You were right. They don't remember Peter.
      September: How could they? He never existed. He served his purpose.

  • Notes

    • Blair Brown appears (at Olivia's funeral) but has no dialogue.

    • The opening credits are in gray to indicate the 2026 setting, and fringe science topics are listed: cellular rejuvenation, thought extraction, cryptozoology, neural partitioning, brain porting, temporal plasticity, dual maternity, chaos structure, clonal transplantation, water, biosuspension, and hope.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: May 6, 2011 on Citytv
      Australia: June 8, 2011 on GO!
      UK: June 15, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Sweden: September 2, 2011 on Kanal 5
      Finland: February 1, 2012 on MTV3
      Poland: June 25, 2012 on TVN

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